Category: Mailing & Shipping

USPS Raises Postal Rates, Again!

The U.S. Postal Service recently filed its proposed 2019 postage rate hikes with the Postal Regulatory Commission. If passed, new rates will go into effect January 27, 2019. For full details, visit usps.com. For greater detail on the new rates, along with new mailing technology and how to save on bulk mailings, check out this…

By Melissa Team November 14, 2018 Off

Mailing List Accuracy Becomes More Stringent

Mailers face additional penalties in not meeting new Post Service regulations requiring valid, deliverable addresses The newest wrinkle from the U.S. Postal Service impacts businesses with substantial mass mailing efforts. New Mail Update regulations are intended to limit an unacceptable percentage of wrong addresses, which are costly for everyone concerned. The key word here is “unacceptable.” Be…

By Melissa Team February 23, 2018 Off

MAILERS Online: On Demand & In the Cloud Presorting

Say hello to a no-contract, end-to-end mailing solution that’s in the cloud and easy to use. MAILERS Online is a one-stop-shop for all your mailing and presort needs, where you can upload your text or Excel® files to our server and let Melissa take it from there. We’ll presort your list, based on your selected…

By April 26, 2017 0

Your Basket of Unsortables

When you’re looking to reduce business costs, look to your marketing mailings. Many things can go wrong with an address to make it unsortable–or even undeliverable. Unfortunately, unsorted mail does not qualify for the important postal discounts which you’re entitled too. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, your direct mail campaigns are salvageable…

By October 27, 2016 0

Melissa Data: Your Friend in Brand Integrity

Ross: Every week, the TV Guide comes to Chandler and Joey’s  apartment. What name appears on the address label? Rachel: Oh! Chandler gets it! It’s Chandler Bing! Monica: No! Ross: I’m afraid the TV Guide comes to “Chanandelor Bong.” Monica: I knew that! Rachel! Use your head! Chandler: Actually, it’s Miss Chanandelor Bong. FRIENDS Season…

By August 10, 2016 0

How to Save Time and Money on Shipping and Mailing

When it comes to mailing and shipping,  undeliverable mail, increased costs due to waste, returned mail, and keeping up with ever-changing regulations are just a few of the headaches that are dealt with. What if I told you that there are solutions to all of these problems? That you can improve your mail deliverability AND…

By April 22, 2016 0

Delivering the Goods

As a retailer, you have probably taken the time to carefully select how you will ship your products. You’ve taken the time to select the right mailing package and the right packaging. You offer an amazing product with the quality shipping products, but have you done everything you can to ensure the delivery? How can…

By April 12, 2016 0

6 Steps to Take the Junk Out of Direct Mail

Managing direct mail effectively creates efficiency in use of resources while cutting down on costs. And as an integral part of the marketing, there are several key components that can either make or break your campaigns. Here are six steps that not only make good business sense but they also have the potential to get…

By March 22, 2016 0